The 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts officially kicks off next week! The newest of the four EPCOT festivals, the Festival of the Arts celebrates all things creative, from music and entertainment to painting and visual art to of course culinary art!
We’re still well over one week away from the start of the festival, but we are already seeing plenty of preparation taking place across EPCOT.
On a recent visit, we noticed that many of the food booths have started to transition into Festival of the Arts mode, with updated signage and decor! The booths still have some lingering holiday decor from EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays, but just like the rest of us, EPCOT may just be procrastinating getting those final Christmas decorations down and back in storage for the year (show of hands, how many of us still haven’t taken down our trees yet? We won’t judge.).
The 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will feature some brand-new booths, including The Craftsman’s Courtyard!
Stay tuned to learn more about the menu from this new festival dining location!
Another new booth debuting this year at the Festival of the Arts is Decodent Delights! As the name implies, this booth will celebrate all things Art Deco, “from the gilded glamor of the roaring ’20s to the bright pastels of Miami Beach.”
We’ll have to wait for Disney to release their FULL booth menus to see what the story is here with Decodent Delights, but we can’t wait to check it out when the festival begins!
While we’re excited to check out the new booths, we’re also looking forward to revisiting returning booths as well. One of the many returning booths this year is Deconstructed Dish!
Returning to Deconstructed Dish is a favorite of ours from last year’s Festival of the Arts, the Deconstructed B.L.T.!
Over in the Mexico Pavilion is where you’ll find El Artista Hambriento, also known as The Hungry Artist!
Be sure to stop by if you’re in the mood for some Mexican dishes and beverages like their Frida Carrot Margarita.
The Japan Pavilion is one stop you have to make if you’re looking for uniquely designed dishes at EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts. The food booth there is called Goshiki!
The resident food booth in the Canada Pavilion is called Gourmet Landscapes at the Festival of the Arts, and it’s returning in 2022!
The booth in the France Pavilion is always a highlight and one of the most highly anticipated booths (for us, at least) every festival!
This year, expect returning dishes including Crème de Brie en Petit Pain and Moelleux à la Framboise et aux Chocolats Valrhona.
Italy’s food booth, L’Arte di Mangiare, is also returning to the 2022 Festival of the Arts!
Will this be the year the Italy Booth finally WOWS us? You’ll have to wait until January 14th to find out!
Over in the China Pavilion, The Painted Panda returns to the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.
We also spotted Pastoral Palate getting ready to celebrate EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts (though it looks like they aren’t quite ready to part with their holiday wreath). Last year, this booth was called Cuisine Classique, but it looks like the menu will be just about the same as it was in 2021!
STILL hungry? Check out Vibrante & Vívido Encanto Cocina!
We also spotted some merchandise booths getting set for the start of the festival! Be sure to stop by these tents for unique souvenirs, including original works of art!
We also spotted preparations taking place over at the gift shop booth, which has transformed into a Festival of the Arts-themed destination!
We can’t wait to check out all of these creative and colorful dishes when EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts officially begins on January 14th! Be sure to follow along for full reviews of each of these booths, along with our coverage of everything there is to see and do at the festival.
Are you planning on attending this year’s Festival of the Arts? Let us know in the comments!